Jessie is a natural systems scientist who has been doing advanced research on the organization and behavior of “spontaneous” and “uncontrolled” cellular network systems of nature, like growth and maturation, for over 30 years. She's published important papers, under the pen name "P.F. Henshaw", though many of her best discoveries aren’t well understood by others yet.
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One of those is concerns how natural systems develop as individual organized units, buy a natural succession of growth and maturation processes, like is readily seen in the extremely varied individual systems populating the whole world. The discovery is more about why a new scientific method is needed to study them as systems. Conventional scientific methods only refer to "data" (measurements) and not to "things" (observed complex natural units of organization). Equations for "data" just don't work with undefined relationships between independently organized and behaving parts. So you need a kind of math to reflect organic natural phenomena rather than representing it.
Jessie's innovative systems science work goes back to 1970’s, evolving into a fairly practical new general method, using physics principles as diagnostic tools, for investigating complex natural systems that develop by growth from their environments. Such systems can be associated with the cell of self-reinforcing processes by which they develop. To reflect them one considers them as individuals and fits a closed boundary containing their self-organizing parts. There seem to be no lasting formulas for the rules of complex systems, except perhaps that they will break all the temporary appearances of following formulas you find. So to be most useful you still look for "formulas" in terms of the complex things they do very simply, and make that much more useful by anticipating when and how the system will break its own rules. Why they do that is best explained by why divergent or convergent processes are both irreversible and unsustainable, inherent in the nature of beginnings and endings.
So, the new types of theories abandon representing nature as a theory, but instead are designed to help ones thinking fit the subjects true behavior, for "fidelity" rather than "prediction". As with real science throughout the ages it's still a matter of discovering questions that are answerable with high confidence. Jessie lives in New York City. She has a B.S. in physics from St. Lawrence University, an MFA in environmental design from the Univ. of Pennsylvania (under her former name "Philip"), and a substantial accumulated body of original research and publication. She does consulting, research and writing as HDS systems design science.
Further information see her:
Research Archive – synapse9.com/
Blog: Reading Nature’s Signals – synapse9.com/signals
Publication & Resources – synapse9.com/phpub.htm
Consulting Services – synapse9.com/HDS.htm
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